Shopping for dads is weird. You can go the tie route, or the dress shirt route, or the “Billy The Singing Bass” route. (Please don’t go that route.) Can you blame your dad for saying every year, “No, no, don’t get me anything! I don’t need anymore crap”? So I stopped buying my dad “crap.” Usually I end up buying him a book because he is a big reader. However, that is getting predictable! So this year I’ve searched high and low for the perfect gifts for a smartypants dad: a guy who can take apart and reassmble any appliance in the kitchen, a history buff, and someone who listens to NPR (even though he thinks they’re a bunch of dirty hippies). My dad would love every single one of these holiday gifts — I hope yours would, too! Keep reading »
I poured through Stieg Larsson’s Girl With the Dragon Tattoo book series in, like, three weeks, utterly captivated with the compelling story line(s), complex characters, and great writing, somewhat of a rarity for page-turning beach reads. Most of all, I was obsessed with the character of Lisbeth Salander, the unlikely heroine of Larsson’s trilogy. Tough as nails, emotionally guarded, and utterly brilliant, with dozens of piercings and tattoos, Lisbeth is a victim turned warrior. I am excited to see Rooney Mara make the character her own in the American film adaptation of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,” which hits theaters Dec. 21. (Check out an exclusive photo from the film, above!)
In Lisbeth’s honor, here are 12 other kick ass female film and TV characters and the women who played them.
Boobs. Breasts. Tits. Knockers. Whatever you call them (I hope you call them knockers), having boobs is pretty awesome. And the lovely ladies featured in this quiz possess some of the very best. Can you recognize the celeb by spotting her rack? Click through our quiz and see how many sexy famous faces you can guess from their equally noteworthy boobs.
This past weekend, celebrities gathered to honor regular folks who have made a difference in their local communities. The CNN Heroes Awards is an annual celebration of activists and advocates who’ve made a difference, and tons of famous faces turned out to acknowledge the award recipients, including Miley Cyrus, Sophia Vergara and Emma Roberts. But doing good and looking good don’t necessarily always go together. Click through to see whose style was heroic, and whose style could use a little help.
Hey, did you watch “Dexter” on last night? Well, I won’t give anything away about the search for the Doomsday Killer or Colin Hanks’ constipated acting technique, but consider this a SPOILER ALERT about an out-of-nowhere possible subplot for the series. On last night’s episode, Debra Morgan’s therapist — who I was kind of hoping might end up igniting some latent lesbian fantasies for our favorite foul-mouthed Lieutenant — suggests that Deb is hot for Dexter. Dexter, of course, is Deb’s brother, though they are not related by blood. While initially pissed off by the suggestion, she starts to, well, entertain the thought that her shrink may be right. Seriously … is “Dexter” really going to go there?! Keep reading »
The season of holiday parties is upon us. What better time to ditch the predictable LBD and highlight your curves with a fabulous sequin dress? We found seven sparkling show-stoppers available in plus sizes. Just add black tights, red lipstick, and high heels to complete the look!
Do you have a friend who’s always covered in cat hair and smells vaguely of Fresh Step? It doesn’t matter if she’s young or old; you can be a crazy cat lady at any age. There’s a 90 percent chance that I myself am, or am on my way to becoming, this girl. As anyone who loves a cat will know, they’re all kinds of lovely, but you don’t even have to own one to be a cat lady at heart. Other symptoms include Google Images searches for “kittens snuggling” and loving the Samuel L. Jackson-narrated African Cats. Keep reading »
Picking the perfect holiday party dress is important. Not just any flouncy dress will do. You’re going to want something that’s at least marginally festive, sexy, but also not too holiday-specific so that you can wear it again someday. The 10 gorgeous dresses we’ve chosen hopefully fall under all those criteria, and will have the lads clamoring to get you under the misteltoe.
We came across these photos of teen girls from the 1960s and fell in love. We thought you might also appreciate a glimpse into what hippie teens wore around high school campuses back in the day. I’m really wishing I had a pair of corduroy bells right about now…
We all know, or are, an aspiring fashionista. Even if you don’t, it’s easy to pick her out. She’s either decked out all avant-garde, or keeping it badass and chic in head-to-toe black. The fashion-y girl is everywhere, be she stomping up and down your block or in your house, in your bedroom, in your bed, wearing your clothes!!! (that’s you). A girl can be fashion-savvy on any budget, but we all know how rough it can be flipping through the pages of our glossies and wondering aloud, “Why can’t that be me?” Luckily, the beauty of a true fashionista is that she doesn’t discriminate. H&M or D&G, it makes no difference so long as it’s cute. Keep reading »